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The recognition that the persistence of poverty is closely linked to the denial of human rights has propelled rights-based approaches into the policy and practice of many development NGOs, UN bodies and aid agencies. This book presents the practical experiences of development practitioners who have tried to apply a rights-based approach in their work. Its aim is to increase understanding of the approach by drawing on bottom-up insights, and to identify what difference a rights-based approach makes in practice. What is the 'value added' of a rights-based approach? What difficulties and tensions arise? The case-studies span development, humanitarian relief and conflict resolution. The book concludes that there is potential not only for human rights to reinvent development, but for development to reinvent human rights.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781842776490
ISBN-10: 1842776495
Format: Paperback
(215mm x 135mm x 20mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Zed Books Ltd
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Paul Gready

Paul Gready is a senior lecturer in human rights at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London. His publications include the edited volume Fighting for Human Rights (Routledge, 2004). Jonathan Ensor is a former lecturer in engineering with a doctorate from the University of York who now works for the Immigration Advisory Service. The contributors are development practitioners and researchers.

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